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Gubei Water Town

4.6/54,290 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
9:00-22:00
Gubei Water Town, Simatai Village, Gubeikou Town, Miyun County, Beijing
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About Gubei Water Town

Gubei Water Town is located on the northeast side of Miyun County in Beijing. It is about 140 kilometers from the Beijing Municipality. Regarded as 'Wuzhen in Beijing', Gubei Water Town boasts a combination of mountains, water and ancient villages. The town was built on the foundations of five sub natural villages of Simatai Village at the foot of Simatai Great Wall, the most dangerous and majestic section of the entire Great Wall. Visitors may indulge in hot springs, local cuisine, and take a hike up Simatai Great Wall, making this town a great choice for a relaxing getaway in the suburbs of Beijing.

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  • 肚肚爱
    5.0

    Starting on Sunday morning, it was noon in Anshui Town. The booked Great Wall originated from the residential quarters. The place of residence was outside the scenic spot of Gubeishui Town, but it was very close. It was only five minutes away. A little rectification at 3:00 p.m. (280/Renshui Town ticket + Simatai Great Wall ticket + two-way cable car ticket set), children less than 1.2 meters do not need tickets, but the cable car to half price, including the second one we still hold for three months) tour, the town is very large, but basically not very good use, half of the houses are antique houses, not managed by businesses, Sunday afternoon. There are few people in the evening, and accommodation is cheap. It's twice the usual price and it's twice as expensive at weekends. There are also many places to stay in the town. There are hotels and lodgings. Because the tickets are one-time, you can't go out. If you live in the town, you don't have to worry about the second cost of a day's tour. But the accommodation inside is not very well booked, and much more expensive than outside. I think one day is enough to finish the tour, mainly to see the night scenery, which is very good. A baby carriage can be stored at the entrance. The staff said one third of the carriage was staircase, but we took it with us. We were afraid that the child would fall asleep and have nowhere to put it. So we had to carry the steps of the carriage many times along the way, but overall it was good and not too hard. From 5:30 p.m., we can take a cable car to the Great Wall. The entrance of the Great Wall is in the middle of the town. Our pedestrians stroll around and take pictures. It happens to be more than 5 o'clock. Because the children are small, a three-year-old and a three-month-old, if the young people with good legs and feet, they will be faster. There are food streets and convenience stores, eat a little, take a cable car up the hill, walk to the Great Wall beacon tower after getting off the cable car. Because the night view of the Great Wall is not long open, only two beacon towers can visit at night, but enough, because it has to walk for a long time. I wanted to come down after watching the night scene on the Great Wall, but the wind was cold and the children were small, so I took the cable car down before the lights turned on at 7:45. The entrance of the Great Wall is very close to the music fountain of Shuizhen, about 2 minutes. Music fountains begin at 7:40, with intervals of 35 minutes, each 20 minutes, to about 10:30. Riyuewan Square also has a Peking Opera performance. It's great. The scenery along the way is beautiful, better than during the day, the bars are open, very similar to the feeling of Lijiang ancient city, but not as lively as that, there are foot bath places, outside there are two free hot springs, foot soaking, very comfortable. At the foot of the Great Wall, there are hot springs, which are hot springs hotels. They can accommodate, time relations, and without swimsuits, they can not soak. Unfortunately, open-air hot springs can see the Great Wall. The overall feeling is good, suitable for short-distance travel in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, accommodation costs are still acceptable. Driving from Tianjin for more than 3 hours is suitable for self-driving.

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  • Cherryshen68
    5.0

    Nine years ago, I visited Wuzhen, Xitang, in the south of the Yangtze River. From then on, I missed the scenery which was gentle and beautiful. In June this year, my sister-in-law's family, who returned from the United States, went to Gubei Water Town, known as Northern Wuzhen. Gubeishui Town = Shui Town + Simatai Great Wall, the scenery is like today's women, both gentle heart, and as strong as iron man. Starting from downtown on Sunday, we reserved Gubeishuizhen Hotel. Hotel guests can enjoy half price of water town tickets. On the first day, I visited Gubeishui Town. The whole scenic area of Yantang River is divided into three districts from west to East - Shuijie historical area, Wolongbao folk culture area and Tanghe Guzhai area. Visit scenic spots "Sima Xiaofei", "Yongshun Dyeing Workshop", "Goldfish Workshop" all the way, experience painting kites in "Wind House Kite", Yang Wudi Temple, Zhenyuan Bodyguard Bureau, return to Riyue Island Square at sunset and have dinner at Tanghe Muslim Restaurant. During the day, the weather in Shuizhen changed greatly. In the morning, the sky was blue and clouds were white. In the afternoon, after the rain, Shuizhen was green and wet, as if walking on the block of Wuzhen. In the evening, when night falls, people turn around like knitting. It's four or five degrees lower than the city. The whole town and the Great Wall of Simatai are more mysterious and charming in the light of night. In the daytime, a small family "Jiankun Hall Flower Lamp Shop" is very busy at night, with colorful lanterns. Most of the visitors bring one or two lanterns, childhood memories and expectations. The next morning, they enter the garden again with their reserved fingerprints and ID cards. The whole town is still sleeping. We go straight to the Great Wall of Simatai and begin to challenge ourselves. In the hot sun, sweating and sweating, a pedestrian climbs from the second floor to the eighth floor - Wangjing Tower instead of choosing a cable car. The Great Wall of Simatai, which is famous for its strange, special and dangerous nature, finally stepped on its own feet and praised everyone. There are many recreational and leisure projects in Gubei Water Town. After climbing the Great Wall, we went to the "Yuda Hot Spring" pond to soak in it. During the day, soaking in hot springs not only relaxes the body and mind, alleviates fatigue, but also enjoys the distant Great Wall while soaking ("Eight Banners Guild Hall", "Gubeibaked pear" experience. The "swaying boat" is also a major feature of the ancient Beishui town. During the day, you can feel the simplicity of the water town, and at night, you can enjoy the lights of the water town. No boat, leave a little regret, hope to come again next time, Gubeishui Town, I will come back.

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  • E55****983
    5.0

    It was an amazing experience at Gubei Water Town. It took about 2 hours from Beijing city by bus. The view was so awesome especially in the night time. We also can see The great wall from the town. The air was really fresh there since it is surrounded by the moutains. It's worth to go! I'll definitely go visit again!

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  • 永恒的旅程8023
    5.0

    Gubeishui Town is located in Gubeikou Town, Miyun County, Beijing. Backed by the most beautiful and dangerous Great Wall of Simatai in China, it sits on the Yuanyanghu Reservoir. It is a rare natural ancient village in the suburbs of Beijing. It is also the best for photographers and enthusiasts to take pictures of the scenery. They can visit the Great Wall of Simatai, which is currently in the best condition. They can also participate in the experience of the unique local customs and customs at the foot of the Great Wall. They can also experience the sights of Sima Xiaofei, Yongshun Dyeing Fang, Yinghua Academy, Yang Wudi Temple, Zhenyuan Bodyguard Bureau, Baqi Guild Hall, Yueliao Temple, Simatai Great Wall and so on. Simatai at night is old and quiet. Walking up the Great Wall and enjoying Gubei Water Town, which has gone through hundreds of years of vicissitudes, Simatai is the only Great Wall open to night tours in Beijing. Absolute photography enthusiasts have a good opportunity to capture the night scenery. It is a good experience to enjoy the music and water scenery of the Great Wall in Wangjing Street and perform Peking Opera, Three Strings and acrobatics in Riyue Island Square.

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  • 梁小妖
    5.0

    I don't know where to start. It's so unexpected. I'm tired of the noisy city and the fast-paced life. I just enjoy coming here. Relax your body, let go of your feelings, everything is so leisurely. Although the scenic spot is newly built, all the facilities are clean and sanitary, but it still retains many old monuments. The wall of Yanhe River was built with bricks left over from the brick kiln where the Great Wall was built. It is amazing. The Yanhang Inn we stayed in here can be booked on the Internet a long time in advance. In the second half of the scenic spot, the car parked near the entrance of the scenic spot. After checking in at the tourist service center, the luggage was towed to the hotel. We traveled to the Inn by ourselves all the way. We were almost tired. We went upstairs for a short rest, and out the entrance was the snack street, where we ate all kinds of special snacks. Here we recommend pancakes and radish shredded cakes. Because there are too many people waiting in the queue, there are also western food in the scenic spot. We want to have a little wine. We went to William's Western Restaurant. The environment is super-excellent. It has both western style and antique flavor. Night falls. Sitting on the terrace, we eat Western food, drink red wine, and look at the night scene of the church on the top of the hill unconsciously. It's just floating like a fairy! On the way back to the hotel, I passed the grand stage and the bookstore. At this time, the wind still had a cool feeling. Here in the morning, very quiet, open the curtains, quiet beauty, riverside restaurant eating breakfast, looking at the Great Wall, start! We went up the ropeway. The cable car was very good. We climbed to the top of the ropeway and looked down. It was foggy. We shouted and let it go. Come down just at noon, after dinner by boat back to the entrance, the boatman is very talkative, all the way to introduce the ancient town to us, combined with our own tour, feel very good, this successful return, next time we are going to stay in the William Hotel, mountain bookstore or something to experience. A super trip, Shanghai, Wuzhen, West Lake, Hong Kong. Neither of them felt comfortable this time.

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  • 5悟空5悟空5
    5.0

    Come with my family, the weekend weather is very good, the summer scenery is beautiful, the green plants grow up, the water is green, many fish, many beautiful buildings, small boats, in a word, the environment here is really good, the scenery is beautiful day and night, it feels like two worlds, it is beautiful and beautiful to recommend you to come here for a day or two to enjoy the whole feeling. The days and nights here are very good. The catering here is heavy in form and not in taste. It's really very, very ordinary, but the decoration and adjustment are very good. If you come for delicious food, you will be disappointed, but only to feel the atmosphere. Here's a good choice for everyone to play. Don't take a battery car, walk, walk down, basically 4-5 small ones. It's very interesting. Give the designers here a big compliment.

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  • 安安
    5.0

    I've been wanting to see this man-made northern water town since last year. If I have time, I suggest a two-day tour and a night's stay in the town. The night scenery here must be seen, otherwise it will not be counted as a visit. Take a leisurely stroll in the night, take a walk by the river, sit down, have a cup of coffee and pretend to be a petty bourgeoisie. It's good to climb the famous Simatai Great Wall in the daytime. I like that kind of deep tour. The town is not big enough for two days. Snack Street is very busy, usually long lines, which can test your patience. There are two ways to pay for snacks here: Wechat and Card. In the entrance of the snack square is different, to line up for a meal, and then with a small ticket to the window where the food, it is called a tired person. And the price is very expensive, not only doubled, to double several times, the general rice noodles to 25 yuan this way. But I still ate it. I ate it whenever I came. Open-air hot spring foot soaking is very lively, comfortable and free! The scenery is beautiful and easy to be intoxicated. A good place for a leisurely vacation. Consumption is slightly higher, you can choose to travel poorly, just look or not buy.

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  • joanna1230
    5.0

    On April 20, 2018, we just finished a two-day deep tour of Gubeishui Town. In early spring, although the vegetation in Gubei Water Town is not as flourishing as in summer, the new green still adds color to the town. Gubei Water Town is mainly for touring, touring ancient towns, visiting the Great Wall of Simatai and soaking soup. Workday accommodation is about 150 yuan cheaper than weekends and holidays. Tickets are 150 yuan, 80 yuan over 60 years old, and less than 1.2 meters free. During the day, you can visit scenic spots in the ancient town, such as Sima Xiaofei, Dyeing House, etc. After the night falls, you can enjoy the night scenery + water scenery with thick lines, and you can see every step of the way. If the time is rich, the next day we can continue to roam around the old town and finish the scenic spots that we did not finish the previous day, such as Yinghua Bookstore and Zhenyuan Bodyguard Bureau on Xixi Street, eating Gubei baked pear + hot spring eggs, string, radish shredded cake and bridgehead cake. Follow Xixi Street to the foot of Simatai Great Wall, climb the Great Wall, and then soak in soup bath. The two-day tour is full of time, relaxed and comfortable, and slow life. For those who have no time to go down to the ancient town of Jiangnan, Gubeishui Town is a good choice.

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  • wanglengzhi
    5.0

    I always wanted to visit Gubeishui Town, and finally pulled up the grass. Although the water town is a man-made scenic spot in the later period, although it has less spring breeze than the southern water town, it is still charming. It is a good place for leisure and vacation for all ages and young people. Following the example of Wuzhen, the guests can park their luggage in the parking lot by themselves and pull their luggage to the baggage center of the P2 parking lot. They can be checked in to the hotel free of charge. People go to the tourist service lobby to check in. The Hotel and inn in the place of lodging all give tickets in exchange for tickets. If the accommodation needs to go in and out of the scenic area many times, you can leave fingerprints at the entrance with your ID card. If you don't want to go, you can get in by car with the battery ticket from the front desk, and you can also walk around. There are many shops in Shuizhen, clothes, shoes, loudspeakers, lanterns and kites, and paper-cut shops can spend money and experience. Many snacks, sugar gourds, sugar paintings, tea soup, rice cakes, plum dish pancakes... Line up at home. Central Plaza performances one after another, watching a stretch of foreign movies, see stilts, enjoy the evening fountain music and lighting show, soak in a hot spring, dip in the pillow on it. The next morning, at the foot of the Great Wall, Longfeng Hot Spring soaked its feet and sweated wildly in the huge children's playhouse. Finally, the wrong peak is very important. It is said that the number of people is unbearable.

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  • M46****321
    5.0

    Gubeishui Town was only opened in 2015, so at first there was no great expectation for it. The main reason was to go to Simatai and visit it by the way. As a result, Gubeishui Town gave me a big surprise. First of all, although it was a newly built project, all the buildings were very ancient, the overall style was very simple, with green-eyed climbing tigers. Every Inn and inn had a lot of them. Interestingly, every narrow and uninhabited alley is the perfect place for shooting. Bluestone slab road, climbing mountain tiger wall, log window lattice are all beautiful photos of Zheng at random. Night view of water town after nightfall is the main project of scenic spots. You can soak in hot springs, watch night scenery, and take pictures in uninhabited alleys in the morning. You deserve to have it.

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